Splendour In The Grass 2018. A time of music, mischief, and Amy Shark being incredibly sad about vodka sodas, or being friendzoned, or the concept of weekends. But it’s more than just a celebration of the best and worst of Australian culture.
It’s a very exciting time for the word ‘splendid.’ A word that is hardly used for most of the year, but across this precious weekend, will see itself rise through the ranks to be one of the most popular words of the month.
Its home will be the captions of those too hungover, too lazy, or too boring to think of anything actually interesting. It will live below photos of good times, bad times, and blurry photos of a band that was really popular on Tumblr in 2013, but you’re genuinely surprised they’re still playing music in 2018 (see - Vampire Weekend, The Wombats, The Jungle Giants, Ball Park Music, and much, much more).
Poor ‘splendid’ is usually used by British men in movies from the 1940s, and/or your Grandmother describing her thoughts on racially-insensitive comments by Mark Latham. An out-of-touch, rarely-used word, ‘splendid’ tends to dance through life on its lonesome, never desired, never wanted.
Until the geniuses at Splendour realise that ‘splendid’ sounds a bit like Splendour.
It will also be a lucky time for words that rhyme with ‘grass,’ as the great ticketgoers of Splendour turn their comedy flamethrower to such phrases as ‘Splendour In My Ass,’ or ‘Splendour Watching Cars, or even Cars 2 if we feel like it.’
Whilst the enormous highs of this weekend will soon turn to crushing lows for the word ‘splendid,’ we know one thing for sure.
Tell them all I said hi.